So we have this planet. Where people (human and the Hath) reproduce using a machine. That’s how Ten got a daughter, already grown and dressed with make up and fighting skills. But no name. And everybody coming from the machine is like that, from what we’re shown. Right?
We have a war that has been going on ‘longer than anyone can remember. Countless generations marked only by the dead’. And if a generation is made in a blink of an eye, using that machine, that’s not really that long as we find out later.
And then, there’s General Cobb. He’s the leader of the humans. He says noone remember the origins of the war, only the origin myth about the Sigh and the Source and how their ancestors dreamt of new beginning but the Hath broke the promise, hence the war. And that’s all nice and shiny.
But here’s my problem. Cobb looks like the only human that looks old(er). He couldn’t pass for a 20-30-year old. Do they age so quickly then? Is it a side effect of the machine, if they are born young adults, they grow old and gray in a few days? Or is he lying about everything and manipulating everybody with a nice story to turn the place into a slaughter house? But then, he would know that the Source isn’t a weapon.
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